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Police have charged a 17-year-old male after a single vehicle crash near Alstonville earlier this year.

Just before 3.30pm on Wednesday February 8, emergency services were called to Wardell Road, Alstonville, following reports a Mazda 6 had rolled.

Police found the vehicle in a paddock about 18km west of Ballina.

A 15-year-old boy was thrown from the vehicle and taken to Lismore Base Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 17-year-old male driver and three other passengers, all aged 16, were also treated at the scene and taken to Lismore Base Hospital for minor injuries.

Police commenced an investigation and on Saturday, June 24, the 17-year-old youth attended Ballina Police Station.

The teen was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, drive furiously in motor vehicle causing bodily harm, exceeding the speed limit by more than 20km and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He was given a Future Court Attendance Notice to appear at a Children’s Court on Monday August 21.


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